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Johnny Gaudreau | Winger

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 155
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Highly regarded prospects Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett spent the Flames' final two games of the rookie tournament on the same line.
Bennett felt Gaudreau was able to make him a better player when they were on the ice together. "You can see it in my play," Bennett said. "From the first game I played to the second game, he made me that much more comfortable and that much better. When you're a player that makes people better, that's an unbelievable attribute for you to have, and he definitely has it." Gaudreau has a ton of offensive upside, but at 5-foot-9, he'll also be smaller than the vast majority of the players he faces in the NHL. There are some players that can excel regardless, but it does add an element of risk to him at this early stage of his career. Sep 16 - 9:48 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Johnny Gaudreau scored a gorgeous goal Friday in a win over the rookie Jets.

Gaudreau (click on the link to see the goal) intercepted the puck at the blueline, deked the defenseman and put a backhander into the top of the net. Gaudreau, the Hobey Baker winner last season as the best college hockey player in the United States, should easily make the Flames roster. He is worth a spot in deeper pools as he will score but his plus/minus and lack of penalty minutes may hurt you if you play those categories.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 14 - 7:06 AM

Johnny Gaudreau's fear of failure is one of the things that drives him.

"It's just like growing up. As a smaller player, I got cut from a few teams, and it's a terrible feeling to get cut. I hope I don't have that feeling again," Gaudreau said. "You try to make sure you don’t have that feeling again, get that feeling out of your stomach. I think that is what's driving me to make this team this year." Gaudreau excelled at the college level, but there's some concern that his game won't translate at first to the NHL given that he's just 5-foot-9. Nevertheless, there's a good chance that he'll make Calgary's opening game roster.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 12 - 9:58 AM

Johnny Gaudreau made a great impression at the Flames' development camp.

"Hey, he's a talented guy," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. "You can see some of the other kids had fear in their eyes when he was coming down. I'd hate to play against him in this sort of atmosphere." Gaudreau's next step is to get ready for training camp. After winning the Hobey Baker Award, there's a good chance that he'll make the Flames' opening game roster.
Jul 10 - 9:27 AM

Johnny Gaudreau, who is 5-foot-9, has reached out to other smaller forwards such as Martin St. Louis for advice on how to make it at the NHL level.

In a league that is getting bigger, faster and stronger, Gaudreau, a Flames prospect, is 5-foot-9, 150 pounds. "I've got a lot of great advice," Gaudreau said. "I've just got to make sure I follow in their footsteps and do what they've been doing. They said you need to be strong in your legs, definitely work out your legs. And you don't need to be too big in your upper body because you won't be able to stickhandle that well. Just a lot of great pointers from a lot of great guys and I really appreciate it. It's just doing the little things right, keep working out, making sure I'm skating and getting stronger. Obviously I'm going to get stronger. I have to make sure I keep working out and working hard." Gaudreau had 36 goals and 80 points with Boston College last season, and he scored in his only NHL game.
Jul 6 - 8:59 PM

Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau has been chosen as one of five finalists for the ESPY award - ESPN's version of the Academy Awards - as the top male college athlete.

The honor is a slam dunk for Gaudreau, an offensive dynamo with 36 goals and 80 points in 40 games for Boston College before turning pro for the Flames season finale. The winger, who'll celebrate his 21st birthday next month, has a legitimate shot to be a full-time NHLer as early as next season. His size is an issue – the Flames are fooling nobody by listing him as 5-foot-9 – but Gaudreau's wizardry with the puck is obvious. After scoring a goal in his NHL debut, Gaudreau joined the U.S. team for the world championships and racked up two goals and 10 points in eight games. "It gave me a lot more confidence," Gaudreau said. "I learned a lot out there playing with NHL guys, playing against NHL guys. Getting to play against (Alex) Ovechkin and (Jaromir) Jagr – I think Jagr was playing in the NHL before I was even born – is something pretty special. I think it's going to help me in the long run."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 6 - 9:27 AM

Johnny Gaudreau produced a goal and three assists to help Team USA defeat Germany 5-4 in preliminary round action at the World Hockey Championship on Tuesday.

"It was a fun game," Gaudreau said. "Thanks to my linemates, Abdelkader and Stapleton, two older guys who just help me get better every single day." The 20-year-old Calgary Flames prospect has two goals and 10 points in seven games during the tournament. Gaudreau scored in Calgary's regular-season finale in his NHL debut and he'll be among the favorites to win the Calder Trophy next year.
May 20 - 10:37 AM

John Gaudreau will play for Team USA in the 2014 World Championship.

Gaudreau had 80 points in 40 NCAA games in 2013-14. He signed an entry-level contract with Calgary and found the back of the net in his only NHL game. This is a great chance for him to gain more experience playing at a high level before he competes for a spot on the Flames' opening game roster.
Apr 23 - 3:30 PM

John Gaudreau scored the Calgary Flames' only goal in their 5-1, season-ending loss to the Canucks in Vancouver on Sunday night.

Neither the Flames nor the Canucks qualified for the playoffs in a season to forget for both of these Canadian teams. Gaudreau signed an entry-level contract with the Flames on Friday and made his season debut in Vancouver. Gaudreau was an outstanding college player and could be a wise fantasy choice for next season.
Apr 13 - 11:39 PM

John Gaudreau signed an entry-level contract with the Flames on Friday and he'll make his NHL debut on Sunday in Calgary's season finale.

Boston College was eliminated from the NCAA's Frozen Four tournament in a 5-4 loss to Union College on Thursday. Gaudreau enjoyed a spectacular season in 2013-14, where he racked up 36 goals and 80 points in 40 games en route to the Hobey Baker Award. He should be on your radar going into next season.
Apr 12 - 10:25 AM

John Gaudreau's mom wants him to stay at Boston College for his final season.

Gaudreau is the favorite to win the Hobey Baker Award that goes to college hockey's best player. The Flames are expected to offer the diminutive Gaudreau a contract once again but Gaudreau could choose to return to college hockey. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in August 2015 and a lot of teams will be clamoring for his signature on a contract but the Flames have treated Gaudreau very well thus far and it's not expected to get that far. He has 35 goals and 75 points in 38 games this season and is expected to be a top six forward in the NHL when he makes it.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 30 - 2:56 AM

Flame prospect John Gaudreau has a 25-game points streak with Boston College at present.

He has been nothing short of amazing this season with 51 points over that 25-game span and 58 points overall. Gaudreau who has overachieved as Calgary's fourth-round pick in 2011, is the favorite for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in the NCAA. Keep an eye on him.
Feb 15 - 9:10 AM

Center John Gaudreu, selected as one of three players in the running for the award as top player in U.S. college hockey, has a contract offer waiting from the Calgary Flames whenever he wants it.

Gaudreau, 19, was up against two seniors for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. "It’s incredible just to be in the final three," Flames general manager Jay Feaster said of Gaudreau. "Obviously, we’re proud of him. We’re proud of what he’s done. We’ve told him that. He knows that. His folks know that. It’s a big deal. "It’s an incredible accomplishment. We proud that he’s there."
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 10:19:00 AM

John Gaudreau has decided to stay in college for the 2013-14 campaign.

Gaudreau is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. He had an incredible 21 goals and 51 points in 35 NCAA contests this season. He's short by NHL standards at 5-foot-6, but his coach at Boston College, Jerry York, has high expectations for Gaudreau. "John has a great, great understanding of the game, in terms of all the chess matches going on out there. We talk as coaches about hockey sense and hockey IQ, and he really has that," York said. "He’s remarkable in that respect. He reminds me a bit of Brian Gionta when he was here, with the size. Brian was a little more feisty, but he has the same kind of grit that Brian has. He’s a competitor. Despite his stature, there’s no fear in his game."
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 09:02:00 AM

John Gaudreau, the Calgary Flames fourth round pick in the 2011 Draft is one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award.

Gaudreau had an outstanding season for Boston College, scoring 21 goals and 51 points in 35 games, in addition to leading the United States to gold at the World Junior Championships with seven goals. Goaltender Eric Hartzell of Quinnipiac University and forward Drew Leblanc of St. Cloud State are the other finalists.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 01:13:00 PM

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